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Antibody Engineering & Therapeutics Series

Diana Dudziak, PhD
Professor of DC-Biology at University Hospital of Erlangen


University Education and Academic Degrees

  • 1995-1999 Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (Diploma in Biology)
  • 1993-1995 University of Bayreuth (Vordiplom)

Professional Career

  • since 2010 W2-Professor for Dendritic Cell Biology (Associate Professor), FAU, University Hospital Erlangen, Department of Dermatology (Prof. G. Schuler), tenured since 02/2011
  • 2008-2010 W1-Professor for DC-Biology, FAU, University Hospital Erlangen, Department of Dermatology (Prof. G. Schuler)
  • 2004-2007 Postdoctoral fellow, Rockefeller University, New York, USA (Prof. M.C. Nussenzweig)
  • 2003-2004 Postdoctoral fellow, Helmholtz Centre Munich (Prof. G. Bornkamm)
  • 1999-2002 PhD thesis, Helmholtz Centre Munich (Prof. G. Bornkamm)

Main Research Areas

We are focusing on the function of murine and human DC subpopulations to understand the development of specialized immune responses in lymphoid and non-lymphoid organs. In our research, we apply approaches of molecular biology, molecular immunology, and systems immunology, which will help to improve cancer immunotherapies, resolve chronic inflammatory responses, and suppress autoimmune reactions (Please see more details in ‘Research Concept’).